Saturday, April 16, 2011


So despite the long, long to-do list for around the house, there was something much more pressing on our weekend agenda.  Andy and I have spent the past couple weeks doing our research, all day on the phone yesterday, and were finally able to head out today.  But of course by the time I packed the baby bag for Armageddon, made our traditional Saturday blueberry muffins, and Andy printed off maps, it was lunchtime.  So we made a pit stop at Red Robin.  The boys, needless-to-say, were ecstatic when we ordered them Sprites.  Of course, half an hour (and 3 trips to the bathroom with Aiden!) later, we regretted such a choice.  But they were happy children on sugar highs!

Psycho Mamma

I was doing great: happy and upbeat ... until the dark clouds moved in, the temperature dropped, the wind picked up, my boys hit sugar highs right around nap time, we were 20 miles from home and I began to realize how stressful the upcoming excursion was going to be (for me, at least).  Heavy coat, spilled Sprite, shrieking children and pregnancy hormones just don't mix all that well.  But I was proud of myself.  I only freaked out once!  LOL

So What Exactly DID We Do Today?!?!

Here were the boys, Ashton being a complete nutcase, waiting for 3 hours in the glass-enclosed waiting room of ...

The Infiniti dealership where we purchased our Toyota Sequoia!  Yep, with #3 on the way, the 4Runner just won't cut it, so it was time to trade up.  Me, personally, being somewhat of a car guru (ok, maybe snob is a better term, but anyway!) am thrilled to have a Sequoia and equally as thrilled to have found a 7 passenger SUV, with much lower monthly payments than we had budgeted, all while still keeping the Toyota-exclusive roll-down back window.  And I'm not complaining about the heated leather seats, V-8, 4 wheel drive, Limited edition either.  As the Duggars say, "Buy used, save the difference!"  And I say, "Andy spoils me."  But Andy was actually the only one who test drove it and he came back with an indellible smile.  He's not going to complain about all the shoulder room, especially on vacation.

So with our folder of info and stats and our determination to get an awesome deal and not get even remotely ripped-off like the last two times, we marched in with confidence - and our two Crazies.  I think they aided in the manager coming down to our terms.  Glass rooms & kids, well, need I really say more?!  Except that our salesman, Bobby, was super sweet!

Here's the luxurious beast!  We pick him up on Monday once he's been detailed.  So who would like to babysit the boys Monday afternoon?!?!

Now we have room for family when they come visit.  (cough)  That means I want to hear people booking plane tickets!!!!